How people in LA see Bakersfield
While I was taking the photo of the garden here at the Getty Villa, the guy behind me was describing Bakersfield to his parents. I guess he had had to go there on business.
His description was quite colorful: it is a “horrific shithole” and “like Compton for white people”. He mentioned the movie “There Will Be Blood”. He described the people in Bakersfield as drug addicted inbred hillbillies. He went on and on.
He finished by thanking God he lived in this side of the hill. Laughter all around. It was a white family, by the way.
I bit my tongue and said nothing.